(Washington Examiner) — The federal government’s lawsuit against Arizona over its new immigration law could quell local lawmakers’ plans to tackle the issue — but some legislators aren’t backing down.
The lawsuit, filed Tuesday, contends that federal immigration law pre-empts the state’s law.
Virginia state Del. Dave Albo, R-Fairfax, proposed a law in the 2007 Virginia General Assembly similar to Arizona’s law. It passed the House of Delegates but was killed in the state Senate.